Preservatives

GENERAL PRESERVATIVE POSTS

Why use a preservative? (updated)

Preservatives and packaging (updated)

What contaminants can get into our products (updated)

How preservatives work. (updated)

Why grapefruit seed extract (GSE) is not a preservative. (updated)

What’s a formaldehyde donor? (updated)

Water activity and salt or sugar scrubs (updated)

Debate: What kind of preservative should we use in sugar/salt scrubs?

Hurdle technology (updated)

Inactivation of preservatives by non-ionic ingredients (updated)

Inactivation of preservatives by pigments (updated)

Inactivation of preservatives by cellulose derivatives (updated)

Choosing a preservative

Can we use essential oils as anti-microbials? (Short answer: No.)

Are the preservatives in our ingredients enough to preserve the entire product? (No.)

 

CHEMICALS WE FIND IN PRESERVATIVES

Organic acids and sodium benzoate– updated

Parabens (updated)

Imidiazolidinyl and diazolidinyl urea (updated)

Phenoxyethanol (updated)

Iodopropynyl butylcarbamate (IPBC) – updated

 

DETAILED INFORMATION ON PRESERVATIVES

Cosmocil CQ (updated)

Euxyl PE 9010 – member exclusive, new!

Geogard Ultra (updated)

Geogard ECT – member exclusive, new!

Germaben II (updated)

Liquid Germall Plus – updated

Liquipar Oil (updated)

Liquipar Optima (updated)

Liquipar PE (updated)

Mikrokill COS

Optiphen (updated)

Optiphen revisited (updated)

Optiphen ND (updated)

Optiphen Plus (updated)

Phenonip (updated)

Spectrostat G2 (new blog)

Suttocide A

Tinosan

New – Advanced Aloe Leucidal (Ecocert)

New – Leucidal liquid (Ecocert)

New – NataPres (Ecocert)